TR2015-002

Station-keeping and momentum-management on halo orbits around L2: Linear-quadratic feedback and model predictive control approaches


    •  Kalabic, U.; Weiss, A.; Di Cairano, S.; Kolmanovsky, I., "Station-keeping and momentum-management on halo orbits around L2: Linear-quadratic feedback and model predictive control approaches", AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, January 2015.
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      • @inproceedings{Kalabic2015jan,
      • author = {Kalabic, U. and Weiss, A. and {Di Cairano}, S. and Kolmanovsky, I.},
      • title = {Station-keeping and momentum-management on halo orbits around L2: Linear-quadratic feedback and model predictive control approaches},
      • booktitle = {AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting},
      • year = 2015,
      • month = jan,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-002}
      • }
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    Advanced Control Systems, Mechatronics


The control of station-keeping and momentum-management is considered while tracking a halo orbit centered at the second Earth-Moon Lagrangian point. Multiple schemes based on linear-quadratic feedback control and model predictive control (MPC) are considered and it is shown that the method based on periodic MPC performs best for position tracking. The scheme is then extended to incorporate attitude control requirements and numerical simulations are presented demonstrating that the scheme is able to achieve simultaneous tracking of a halo orbit and dumping of momentum while enforcing tight constraints on pointing error.